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Issue 2: March 2020
Haibun Story: 69 words
By Bob Lucky

In a Brown Study

 

I explain to her that Bombay duck is a fish, that spotted dick is a pudding, but I’ll never know if that information is of any help to her. I watch the banana she left behind go from ripe to rotten while the onions I’m caramelizing wizen. There must be a better way to measure goodbye.

khaki sky
a scorn of camels
on the horizon

Bob Lucky
Issue 2, March 2020

is a regular contributor to haiku and tanka journals in the US, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been widely anthologized. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous international journals, including Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, SurVision, Haibun Today, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).

He is the author most recently of My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019) and the chapbook Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018), which was a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018; and his chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, entitled Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards.

 
 
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